When you pit against each other the 2019 Ford F-150 and 2019 Nissan Titan, two legendary cars in their own right, there truly is no straightforward victor. Hailing from two of the most well-known car manufacturers in the world, each of these powerful pickup trucks fully embody and breathe unique life into this particular genre of car. Let’s take a closer look at each model in a variety of categories to see which one holds advantages over the other and whether one of them comes out on top.
Both the Ford F-150 and the Nissan Titan give it their all when it comes to raw performance and their commitment to getting the job done, no matter how tough. Through a combination of raw power and mechanical ingenuity, each truck leaves its unique impression on the market.
As the folks at Ford say, “the competition isn’t catching up to the Ford-F 150 anytime soon.” Its use of high-strength military-grade aluminum-alloy for the body and bed make this a truck that represents the best-in-class payload and towing. And with a starting price of only $28,155, that sounds like a pretty sweet deal.
Just because that military-strength body deserves one more mention, we should say that the Ford F-150 has the only high-strength, military-grade aluminum body in its class. The engineers over at Ford use a unique heat-treating process to harden the already extremely strong aluminum alloy.
Moving to the equipment under the hood, the F-150 features a standard 2.7L turbocharged EcoBoost engine capable of outputting 325 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. Engineered with two injectors per cylinder, dual overhead cam design, and twin intercooled turbochargers, this engine is a masterclass in classic Ford ingenuity. Coupled with Ford’s six-speed transmission and selectable driving modes, such as tow-haul, show-wet, and Eco, the F-150 is prepared to take on anything you can throw at it. All of these components combined to allow the Ford F-150 to tow a whopping 11,400 pounds.
Starting at $30,590, the Nissan Titan takes its responsibilities as a workhorse very seriously, offering a reinforced, fully boxed, full-length ladder frame, and a massive 5.6L Endurance V8, capable of creating 390 horsepower. All of this combined allows the Nissan Titan to tow up to 9,240 pounds. Through years of iteration and classic Japanese ingenuity devoted to this classic design, the Titan is incredibly tough and capable, regardless of the job.
As we move further into the 21st century, the automotive industry is continually harnessing the power of technology in new and interesting ways to refine their designs and improve the overall experience that their cars provide. Ford and Nissan have introduced a handful of new features to their 2019 lineup to create some of the most modern pickup experiences to date.
The Ford F-150 works hard so you don’t have to. The new features on the 2019 model take the blood and sweat out of blue-collar work to allow you expend your energy where you need it the most.
One of the first things you will notice sitting behind the wheel of your new F-150 is the detailed and vibrant heads-up display right above the steering wheel. Referred to as the productivity screen, this control center provides information ranging from fuel economy to towing data. It also provides you the option to customize your home screen using its four menu options: trip/fuel, truck info, towing and off-road. Have all the information you could need right at your fingertips with this unique new tool.
Another distinct feature of the Ford-150 is its available 360-degree camera with split-view display. The sophisticated system utilizes four cameras—one in the grille, tailgate, and under each of the side view mirrors, allowing you to see all sides of the truck by combining the images together and displaying them on the center screen. The result is an all-encompassing image of the perimeter of your truck. Use this unique advantage to avoid obstacles on the job site, squeeze through tight spaces, and get the job done quicker than ever before.
In addition to these previously mentioned features, the F-150 also offers a range of driver-assist technologies such as pre-collision assist, lane keeping technology, blind spot information system, and adaptive cruise control. Use these features to avoid accidents and mishaps and enjoy your drive.
The Nissan Titan features a relatively standard 7-inch touch screen equipped with Siri and Apple CarPlay. Sync your contacts, apple, maps, and more to provide a high level of convenience and integration to your ride. If you don’t fancy yourself an Apple person, the Titan also offers Android Auto to integrate your Android-capable smart device.
The Titan also features a full 360-degree camera to keep an eye on everything around your vehicle at all times. Another unique feature for this vehicle is the innovative trailer light check. This makes it easy and safe to tow even when you’re headed out by yourself. Once your trailer is fully hitched, you can easily check all of your brake light connections by cycling through them with Nissan’s Intelligent Key system. Never worry again about whether or not you’re fully hooked up or if your trailer brake lights are working.
When it all comes down to it, the bells and whistles on your car don’t mean much if it can’t provide a safe ride. Luckily, both Ford and Nissan have used their years of experience and lessons learned to create innovative solutions to automotive safety. Here’s a look at what both vehicles have to offer.
Through the use of its adaptive driving system and extremely durable aluminum body, the F-150 provides a safe ride for everyone inside. Its safety evaluation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Highway Loss Data Institute resulted in an overall superior crashworthiness rating. Ride safely and confidently in your F-150, knowing it’s one of the safest cars in its market.
The durable frame and impeccable design of the Nissan Titan netted it an overall positive safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Highway Loss Data Institute. With its safe towing technology and driver assist tools, the Nissan Titan pulls out all the stops to ensure that your ride is safe both on the road and off.
Now that we’ve taken an in-depth look at both the Ford F-150 and the Nissan Titan, it’s time to crunch the results and decide which one comes out on top in the battle of the 2019 pickups. First off, it’s undeniable that the base model of the F-150 comes in at a significantly lower price point than its Nissan counterpart. With a difference of almost $3,000, that’s definitely a factor to keep in mind. Beyond the price, the F-150 features a variety of features and amenities standard where the Nissan Titan does not. While both vehicles offer superior crash test and overall safety ratings, it’s hard to overlook some of the more obvious advantages that the F-150 holds over the Titan.
So, take this information and do what you will with it. Both trucks will give you an incredible level of reliability and performance. The only thing left to do is head down to your local dealership, see them for yourself, and decide which is the right fit for you.